RURAL REFLECTIONS Harvest pre-pile
2001 was the first year I reported on the sugar beet harvest of the
Red River Valley although 1991 was my first year in a truck. I don't
know how many years I have to put in before driving or reportin... Posted on 9/8/13 at 6:02 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Preserving a Favorite Summertime Tradition
Having my coffee in our front yard with toast and wild currant jelly that I made is one of my favorite summer pleasures.
One of the greatest pleasures of living in the country is picking berries and p... Posted on 8/6/13 at 7:46 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER March and April Record
This past March, you will likely recall, was the warmest on record. The previous warmest March was set back in 1910. April 1910 was also a mild month and currently ranks as the 26th warmest April on... Posted on 4/30/12 at 11:17 AM
WASHINGTON — The four leaders of the congressional agriculture committees presented a united front that they will work together to pass a new farm bill this year when they met with agricultural journalists on April 17.
WASHINGTON — Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently included the double-deck trailer ban in S. 1950, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enhancement Act of 2011.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will continue to advise the Agriculture Department on the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rewrite of the rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act, outgoing Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said July 12.
OLIVIA — A couple of years ago, a group of paddlers made their way down the Minnesota River as the creeks and tributaries churned and gushed with chocolate-colored waters heavy with the soil washed from upstream fields by a spring rain.
WILLMAR — Farm groups differ sharply in their approach to climate change legislation, and whether they should even be engaged in its development, according to speakers at the recent Minnesota Agriculture, Climate and Energy Forum at Ridgewater College in Willmar.
Two weeks ago, the North Dakota Public Service Commission came out against the federal energy and climate legislation making its way through Congress (“N.D. regulators oppose ‘cap and trade’ carbon rules,” Page 1B, May 19).
Workshops are being held next week in two areas of the region on soil health and salinity management issues facing producers.
February 23, 2008
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